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#150: Three Case Studies For The Autonomous "Trough Of Disillusionment"

With GM's Cruise autonomous division backing away from its goal of deploying robotaxis in San Francisco this year, the gang discusses the pros and cons of different approaches to this unique moment in the autonomous drive space. Cruise's pivot from overambitious goal-setting represents one approach, Tesla's continued bluster and trend-defying confidence is another, while Navya's woes show that even seemingly more-pragmatic strategies can lead to overblown expectations and financial and technical challenges. These three case studies anchor a wide-ranging discussion about the expectations and realities of self-driving vehicles, how the hype got so out of control and how to start to bring it back down to earth.

#151: Ziv Binyamini of Foretellix, on Developing a Driver's License for Autonomous Vehicles

#149: Summer Catch-Up and Jesse Levinson of Zoox